Association Management | Communications | Meetings & Events
Patrick M. Farrey
Patrick Farrey is a member of Kellen’s Executive Committee, responsible for the company’s growing Chicago, Illinois office following the merger with The Sherwood Group. Pat specializes in association turn-around projects, helping troubled organizations return to profitability, relevance and vitality.
He acts as the senior executive advisor for Kellen’s Chicago-Headquartered association clients, providing oversight for their strategic planning, marketing strategy, education, membership development, administration, public relations, meetings and trade show management.
Pat was a founding partner of the association management company Landon, Farrey & Associates, Inc., which was acquired by Kellen in October, 2011. Prior to this, he was a Principal of Independent Publishing Company (IPC), a publisher of various trade magazines, association journals and web sites. IPC was acquired by Medical World Communications (NJ) in December, 2001.
Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He and his three boys live in Naperville, Illinois.
Sarah Washburn joined Kellen in 2009. She has more than 15 years’ experience in association management, specializing in operations, finance and board relations. Sarah has worked with a number of clients including the Institute of Packaging Professionals, the Business Marketing Association, the Contract Packaging Association, the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council and the Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association.
Prior to joining Kellen, Sarah served for eight years as the vice president of finance and operations for the Naperville Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.